Scavenge parts?

I want to upgrade my pc.. the base parts are terrible.. mobo, cpu,gpu,memory, and power supply.. would i be able to use my hard drive, os, disk drive, case, and the rest if i replaced the other parts?.. the processor is amd.. if i got a new mobo could i use intel? i was planning on getting an i3
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  1. At a guess if your AMD processor is a K6 then you can't use the parts.

    But if you want a real answer post what PC you have (model # or parts list) then people can tell you whats good enough, and what has to go.
  2. You could reuse your hard drive, cd drive and case but not your motherboard. You cant put and Intel on an AMD (vice versa <->).

    If your reuse your hard drive, your going to have to format it because Windows is set up to wirk with the hardware that it was first installed in. You could also reuse your power supply if its in good shape.
  3. i would get a new mobo.. but i didnt know if the other parts would be compatible... my pc model is "emachines e1331g-07w"
  4. you should be able to reuse your harddrive, dvd drive, and case. everything else would need replaced .
  5. PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.17 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $555.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-10 21:04 EDT-0400)
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